slow verb

ADV. considerably, markedly, noticeably, sharply, significantly Sales have slowed down quite markedly. | barely, hardly The roadblocks hardly slowed them at all. | a bit, a little, slightly | gradually | deliberately She very deliberately slowed her steps. | down, up

VERB + SLOW begin to | try to Rachel tried to slow her breathing. | be expected to Economic growth is expected to slow.

PHRASES slow to a crawl/walk/snail's pace, slow to a halt/stop The two of them had slowed almost to a stop.